Ian W. Riddell iwriddell at
Wed Apr 23 13:03:38 EDT 2003

>(My secret vice: Despite being the kind of person who stops and thinks
>before saying "nonetheless" to make sure I don't really mean
>"nevertheless", I frequently say "I have no idea" with more regard for
>rhetorical effect than for strict accuracy. The International Guild of
>Pedants would have my membership card if it knew.[1])

OK, I'll bite. What, exactly, is the difference between "nonetheless" 
and "nevertheless"? My dictionary offers each as a synonym of the 

Pedant In Training

If there's nothing wrong with me, maybe there's something wrong with 
the universe.
Dr. Beverly Crusher

Ian W. Riddell
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Penn State World Campus
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